from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Relating to, living on, or coming from the southern side of the Alps.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. On this side of the Alps (with respect to Rome, therefore the south side).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. On the hither side of the Alps with reference to Rome, that is, on the south side of the Alps; -- opposed to transalpine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Situated on this side of the Alps, with regard to Rome—that is, on the south of the Alps: opposed to transalpine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. on the Italian or Roman side of the Alps


Latin Cisalpīnus : cis-, cis- + alpīnus, alpine; see alpine.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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